1727The Dennison House was built.Arts and Culture, Location and Setting, Buildings & Architecture

Massachusetts Cultural Resource Information System. Historic Building Detail: GLO.647, Dennison House. https://mhc-macris.net/#!/details?mhcid=GLO.647.
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The house was built by George Dennison on Sandy Bay Road (now Revere St.). According to family tradition, Dennison was born about 1699 in Dublin, Ireland. At age 20 he was impressed on board a British man-of-war bound for Newfoundland. He escaped and made it to Boston, where he worked as a clerk at the trading company Sargent & Co. Dennison later acquired ships for cod fishing on the Grand Banks and trading in the West Indies. He arrived in Gloucester around 1720, and purchased property in Annisquam and Bay View. He established a farm, and operated a store from his home. After Dennison’s death in 1748, his son continued to run the store. Subsequent generations operated a grist mill and lumber business. Later owners included a stained glass artist, and MIT Professor Frederick H. Norton, who established a tree farm on the property, now known as Norton Memorial Forest.

Massachusetts Cultural Resource Information System. Historic Building Detail: GLO.647, Dennison House. https://mhc-macris.net/#!/details?mhcid=GLO.647.
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